The Y Is Near You

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has two locations in South King County, Auburn Valley YMCA and Matt Griffin YMCA. The Kent YMCA is under construction and opens in the fall of 2019. But the services we provide extend beyond the walls of our facilities. We’re bringing the kinds of programs and services that provide new opportunities to all people, and form the backbone of healthy communities. Discover a community committed to supporting each other to be healthy, confident and connected.


Featured Programs at the Y

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The Y is Where Kids Thrive

We’re working together for happy and healthy kids. We pride ourselves on making sure children are safe around water. Formal swim lessons have proven to reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children ages 1-4. While starting young is recommended, it is never too late to learn to swim.

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The Y is Where We Get Strong

We’re working together for a healthier community. Type 2 diabetes is serious health condition affecting many South King County residents. There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, but it can be prevented. Find out if you are at risk. 

Our Work in South King County

Rendering of new Kent YMCA.

Picture Yourself at the New Kent Y

Opening the fall of 2019! The new 50,000 square foot Kent Y will be our 14th branch and include state-of-the-art equipment, gathering spaces, an aquatic center, and more.  

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The Seattle Times Highlights Our Foster Care Work

The Seattle Times published, "Many foster kids become homeless. One solution: an ‘adulting’ coach”. The article highlights our evidences-informed clinical case management program that serves young adults in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system or have experienced homelessness. One-third youth in King County become homeless within a year.

Rendering of New Arcadia building

YMCA and Nexus Youth and Families Join Forces to Open New Housing for Homeless Youth in Auburn

The YMCA of Greater Seattle and Nexus Youth and Families have partnered to build a new facility in Auburn that addresses youth and young adult homelessness. The new facility, named New Arcadia, will house 15 young adults and provide emergency shelter for 12 more. 

South King County YMCA Locations

Auburn Valley YMCA
1620 Perimeter Rd SW
Auburn, WA 98001
Phone: (253)833-2770

Matt Griffin YMCA
3595 S 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
Phone: (206)244-5880

10828 SE 248th St
Kent, WA 98030